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World record: Largest bad beat jackpot of all time
The largest bad beat jackpot ever, worth a total of $1.2 million, was won by a Carbon Poker player from New York City.
RUGGIO (not to be confused with Rufio) was awarded $417,396 for his share of the jackpot after his straight flush was beaten by a higher straight flush.
Not bad for a player playing a $100 maximum buy-in No-Limit game.
The winner of the hand, a Northwestern University student with the handle AELANI, took home just under $209k for his winning hand.
When the fountain of chips started raining down his screen, telling RUGGIO he won a part of the world-record jackpot, his first reaction was excitement at being able to pay for his tuition and leave school with a degree, debt free.
Not many players playing at 50¢/$1 stakes will ever make over $100,000 playing poker, never mind over $400,000. Even after the jackpot has been won, the current bad beat jackpot on Carbon Poker is already worth over $240,000.
If you have a hand as strong as quad sevens or better, and you get beat by a better hand, you'll be the next player to make over $100,000 in a single hand.
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